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About the Course

Learn how debt and equity can be used to finance infrastructure investments and how investors approach infrastructure investments! According to the OECD, the global infrastructure investment requirement by 2030 for transport, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and water & telecommunications totals to 71 trillion dollars. This figure represents about 3.5% of the annual World GDP from 2007 to 2030. The European Commission estimated, that by 2020, Europe will need between 1.5 - 2 trillion Euros in infrastructure investments. Between 2011 and 2020, about 500 billion Euros will be required for the implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, 400 billion Euros for Energy distribution networks and smart grids, 200 billion Euros on Energy transmission networks and storage, and 500 billion Euros for the upgrade and construction of new power plants. An additional 38 - 58 billion Euros and 181 - 268 billion Euros in capital investment will be needed to achieve the targets set by the European Commission for broadband diffusion. Traditionally investments in infrastructure were financed using public sources. However, severe budget constraints and inefficient management of infrastructure by public entities have led to an increased involvement of private investors in the business. The course focuses on how private investors approach infrastructure projects from the standpoint of equity, debt, and hybrid instruments. The course concentrates on the practical aspects of project finance: the most frequently used financial techniques for infrastructure investments. The repeated use of real life examples and case studies will allow students to link the theoretical background to actual business practices. In the end of the course, students will be capable of analyzing a complex transaction, identifying the key elements of a deal, and suggesting proper solutions for deal structuring from a financial advisor's perspective. Course Format The course will consist of lecture videos, readings, and talks given by guest speakers. Although we do hope you will attend the entire course, it is possible to just focus on single topics. Suggested Readings The course is designed to be self-contained, there are no obligatory readings that must be acquired outside of the course. For students interested in additional study material, you may refer to: • Gatti Stefano, "Project Finance in theory and practice", Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2012....

Top reviews

TG
Aug 19, 2020

I enjoyed the course. The material is well explained, good details and examples. Gives a good base of Project finance with focus on the insfrustructur phases and the relevant risks and solutions.

CY
Nov 2, 2017

Great course and great professor! I think this really helps me to understanding the fundamental knowledge of project finance. I think the additional study materials are really worth reading!

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By Charles P

Dec 23, 2016

Project finance basics, thanks Professor

By KOUAME M A

Jul 12, 2016

One of the best course through Coursera

By James O S

Sep 4, 2020

fantastic overview of project finance.

By Yiyun Z

Apr 24, 2019

very useful course. highly recommended

By Bradley E T

Aug 18, 2020

Great introduction to Project Finance

By Guillermo D M

May 31, 2020

the recording way is simply excellent

By Ercus F

May 18, 2020

Great concise course. Great lecturer.

By Ignacio H O

May 23, 2017

Great course. I totally recommend it.

By Mirek Z

Jul 6, 2020

Very instructive and well presented.

By Maria F P

Sep 27, 2020

best course I have done in cousera!

By Alejandro L R

Mar 4, 2020

Excelente curso, de mucha calidad!

By Alejandro Y

Dec 23, 2017

EXCELLENT, WHAT AN AMAZING TEACHER

By mabi M

Jan 8, 2019

five star . a very concise course

By Angel L

Jul 4, 2018

excellent content, easy to follow

By Denys S G d M

May 8, 2018

Great course and market overview!

By Anta G D

Aug 6, 2019

Bon overview du project finance

By Fabien S

Dec 7, 2019

Excellent and very educational

By supanut s

Oct 21, 2019

Great and wide open experience

By Kaidi Y

Dec 20, 2016

Very well structured course.

By Vineet K S

Jun 27, 2019

very good and knowledgeable

By alexandra j d

Feb 22, 2019

It is an excellent course!

By Vignesh.J

Aug 17, 2017

Thanks for the oppurtunity

By BOLIFRAUD

Apr 14, 2017

A very high quality MOOC!

By devon g

Sep 4, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed that!

By Agung A L

Mar 18, 2020

Great and amazing module